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Joseph Sapp

Joe Sapp, CAE is the Director of Strategic Development at Talley Management Group and also serves as the Executive Director for one of TMG's client partners.
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The Best Strategies for Your Strategic Planning

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Jun 5, 2018 3:51:22 PM

The topic of strategic planning is one that is (at least it should be) at top of mind for all associations and their leaders. Strategic planning is defined as a systematic process of envisioning the future of an association, organization or company, and then in-turn, translating the vision into broadly defined goals or objectives with a plan and steps to achieve them.

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Topics: Board of Directors, Strategic Discussions, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Succession Planing, productivity, vision, business plan, consulting and outsourcing

Welcome “A-Board!” - Tips for a Successful Board Orientation

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Apr 24, 2018 10:12:36 AM

The rare and infrequent times that your board members can physically gather in one place are invaluable. With day jobs, families and other commitments, being a volunteer board member is yet another thing they need to add to their already very full plate. When you have the opportunity to have all of them in the same room at the same time, it’s important to make the absolute most of it, especially when it’s your yearly board orientation session.

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Customer Service: It’s Not Just for the Cable Company

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Apr 12, 2018 2:15:22 PM

Did you know that 81% of customers are willing to return to a company or business after receiving great customer service?

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Topics: Membership, Strategic Planning, Support Staff, customer service, business plan

Running Productive Team Meetings

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Mar 28, 2018 9:41:50 AM

We’ve all been there-stuck on another conference call or in a meeting that seems to have lost focus. How much time do we spend in meetings or on calls that are not accomplishing what they are set up to do? Studies show a typical employee spends 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings. That is a lot of wasted time, too much. Whether you are leading a team meeting or are a participant, we can all contribute to improving how we spend time in meetings and make them as productive as possible. 

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Topics: Meeting Planning, Meetings, Engagement, Meetings and Events, productivity

“Schooling” the Future of the Association Management Industry

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Mar 14, 2018 2:39:43 PM

What is association management? That was the main question today asked of students within Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). Joe Sapp, of Talley Management Group and Kyle Fernley of Fernley and Fernley, representing the Mid-Atlantic Society of Association Executives (MASAE) presented to a classroom of students about what association management is, how they can find a career in the industry and how MASAE can be an organization for the them to engage with. 

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Topics: AMC, Association Management, CAE, Joe Sapp, MASAE, Mentorship, Thought Leadership, TMG News, Associations, Speakers, Mentoring

Succession Planning – Why it’s important for your Board and Association

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Feb 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

A successful association board of directors has an eye to the future. They understand the strategic needs of the association, both short and long-term. One area that can sometimes fall outside of the normal strategic discussion is succession planning. Having an established succession plan ensures the long-term success of the association.

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Topics: Association Management, Strategic Planning, Board Management, Volunteers, Succession Planing

Making the Grade: A New Approach to Performance Reviews

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Feb 12, 2018 9:10:00 AM

Over the last few years there has been an increasing number of articles on how companies are ditching performance reviews and going another route. The whole performance review process is being perceived as a largely outdated and ineffective process that’s not only hard to manage, but that often leaves us with data that’s never put to good use. We have all been there—end of the year, in a hurry, and asked to complete a performance review. Is that review fair? Are you able to remember back to February to get a good assessment of how someone’s performance was for the whole year or are you only focusing on the last 2 months?

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Topics: Performance Reviews, Mentoring

Experienced Industry Professional Joins TMG as Meeting Manager

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM


February 7, 2018

For Immediate Release

Contact: Gregg H. Talley, FASAE, CAE

President and CEO, Talley Management Group


Mount Royal, NJ-- Talley Management Group, Inc. has announced the hiring of Valerie Anderson to the position of Meeting Manager in the Meetings and Events Division.

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Topics: Press Release

TMG hires Pharma Industry Executive as new Executive Director of the American Headache Society

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Feb 6, 2018 8:00:00 AM


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Topics: Press Release

Top Tools for your Association to Nail Online Collaboration and Meetings

Posted by Joseph Sapp on Jan 31, 2018 3:15:00 PM

If you work with an association, you know that collaborating with volunteers located around the country or even the world is an everyday occurrence—and, at times, a challenge. Volunteer leaders of associations have day jobs and busy schedules, after all, which makes it more critical to ensure efficient and effective communication and making the most out of the times we can get everyone on the phone together! We at Talley Management know how vital collaboration between volunteers is to an association’s well-being and future, which is why we’re dedicating this post to some of our favorite tools for organizing successful and seamless online board or committee meetings.

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Topics: Association Management, Technology, Communications, collaboration, Board Management, Volunteers

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